An Oklahoma man who admitted he tied-up, raped and sodomised a 13-year-old woman in a horrific intercourse assault has been spared a jail sentence as a result of he’s blind.
Benjamin Lawrence Petty, from Spencer, admitted expenses together with forcible sodomy, first-degree rape, and rape by instrumentation.
The 36-year-old has been sentenced to 15 years on probation regardless of the brutal rape on the Falls Creek summer time camp in Texas in 2016, the place he was working as a prepare dinner.
The court docket heard that Petty invited her into his cabin to carry out magic tips, earlier than he tied her up and raped her.
“Petty closed the door to his bed room, tied the (sufferer’s) arms behind her again, pulled down her denims, pushed her face down on his mattress, and violently raped and sodomised her,” court docket paperwork state.
Petty obtained three 15-year suspended sentences in trade for his responsible plea, all of which can run concurrently, reported NewsOK.
Murray County Assistant District Lawyer David Pyle, who negotiated the responsible plea deal, stated Petty is “legally blind” which was a significant factor within the determination to spare him jail time.
“The large factor is Mr. Petty is legally blind and the dad and mom (of the sufferer) stay out of state and this little woman lives out of state and did not wish to make all of the travels forwards and backwards,” Pyle stated.
“The plea was negotiated with their permission.”
The lawyer who representing the sufferer’s pursuits in a civil case stated the household have been informed by the district lawyer’s workplace that the rapist “wouldn’t serve any significant jail time as a consequence of his medical circumstances” so agreed to the deal.
Bruce Robertson stated in accordance with KOFR Information: “Primarily based on this illustration, the household didn’t object to the probationary sentence.”
The household has additionally filed civil expenses in opposition to the church that employed Petty to work as a prepare dinner and the church that introduced their baby to the camp.
Below the phrases of Petty’s probation the rapist will probably be required to put on an ankle monitor for 24 months, register as a intercourse offender and procure remedy.